sing me a happy song...

TdC

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yesterday evening a mate pointed out to me that I have no music that could be classed as "optimistic", "happy" or "not gloomy in general" in my cd collection.
looking through the hopeless mess that is my pile o' cds I note at a glance that he may be right. this naturally sparking a discussion on what happy music is exactly. I mean, a perky, up-beat, disco-esque song that has "feel good" all over it but happens to be about the liking (or not-liking) of one's self. is that "happy music"? what about a slow dirge that is about great loss but ends up with the singer discovering that he is a better person because of it?

looking into my collection I note bands like Radiohead, Tool, Jeff Buckly, Nick Cave, Rammstein, U2, Lamb, The Smiths. even things like Travis, Sigur Ros, The Prodigy and Bran van 3000. Aparently this music will depress me, thus claims my mate, making me mope about with a face like someone shot my cat.

so....musicologists of FH, I want some happy music. preferably not made by shiny plastic people or young american girls. answers on a postcard please...
 

Cynical

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Beso en la boca, anything by tito puente. latin jazz has to be happy!!11
 

Munkey

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers - By The Way
Bowling for soup - Drunk Enough to Dance


thats what i put on anyway when i want to feel happy
 

shanks

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Well, alot of people find sad music catharic(spelling?). The thought is that if you witness something tragic (old greek tragedy) by the end of it by seeing all this misery endured by another you are somehow cleansed and feel good about your self. Atleast I think that's the reason I prefer music that's not obnixiously happy. That music just pisses me off. Ofc there are degress to how much you should expose yourself to it, im sure you'll be more prone to be gloomy if you listen to gloomy music in the long run.

Anyway, happy music. Ehm. Hmmm. Cant help you on that front. :)

Ah wait. Paul Gilbert - Acoustic Samurai, happy acoustic guitar shredding with abba covers and crazy jap girls singing "I am satan".
 

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Randy newman - short people
Scorpion - rock you like a hurricane (it makes you get upbeat, not happy though but stilll kickass) :)
Sondre Lerche - all luck ran out (EXCELLENT song)
Sondre lerche - two way monologue
Stealer weeler - stuck in the middle with you
weezer - buddy holly
theme from pinky and the brain
the plus ones - all the boys
tom jones - its not unusual
billy joel - river of dreams
ac-dc - highway to hell
annie - chewing gum
Beatles - yellow submarine

can add more later if ya need :)
 

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The Bluetones - If is possibly the happiest, bounciest song of al all time.
 

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I have loads of happy music, which will probably shock and apall you. Currently I am listening to The Bees - Chicken Payback which is insanely happy.
 

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The Agony Scene
Behemoth
Lamb of God
It dies today
God Forbid

..at the moment these bands are making me very happy :D
 

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libertines - up the bracket
razorlight - up all night
ordinary boys - over the counter culture
anything by madness
buzzcocks - orgasm addict
beck - odelay

all make me happy
 

Bodhi

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Forgot

The Vandals - My Girlfriend's Dead
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt 1
 

TdC

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I actually know some of the above. I shall have to have a listen most properly to the songs on the radio. keep it coming please :)
 

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The Hidden Cameras - The Smell of Our Own
The Shins - Chutes too Narrow/Oh Inverted World
The Unicorns - Who Will Cut our Hair When We're Gone
 

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The Polyphonic Spree.

You'd be hard to find a happier selection of music than the stuff they make. Plus it has the advantages of actually being good! :D
 

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Lots of stuff by the Flaming Lips. Some of it is quite melancholy, but in a sweet, uplifting kind of way. Yoshimi is a bit sad and death-fixated. Get the Soft Bulletin. That's very happy-sounding.

Also, Lemon Jelly. Might be a bit too light and happy for some, but it works for me.

Electric Six - Fire. All their songs are about sex, dancing and devil-worship, and they almost all contain the word "fire". Dick Valentine even manages to rhyme "microwave oven" with "commence the lovin" in one of the songs :).

Some older hip hop like A Tribe Called Quest - very laid back and cool, doesn't take itself too seriously.

Oh, and the Beach Boys, obviously. If you can handle that level of American saccharine.
 

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Agreed, the Soft Bulletin. Class. Also

Talking Heads - Wild Wild Life
Talking Heads - Nothing But Flowers
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Love
Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (on Sunday morning)
All of the Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Kinks - Phenomenal Cat
The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
British Sea Power - A Lovely Day Tomorrow
Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
Circulatory System - The Lovely Universe
Bob Marley - 3 Little Birds
Air - Alone in Kyoto
M83 - On a White Lake Near A Green Mountain
 

tRoG

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You really want the funk.

Bootsy Collins, Earth Wind & Fire, James Brown etc.

Get up offa dat ass! *wiggle*
 

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You like some quality stuff there Teedles. Fuck what people say, if someone told me to stop listening to Jeff Buckley I would kick them in the tits.

Happy music is overrated and shit. Listen to Tool or summat, they aren't so bad.
 

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Also, It's All Too Much by the Beatles. Criminally overlooked song.
 

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